Regina Louise I Am Somebody's Child On Lifetime

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I Am Somebody’s Child tells the journey of a young African American girl (Angela Fairley) who navigates some 30 foster homes and psychiatric facilities before age 18, and the one woman, Jeanne (Ginnifer Goodwin), with whom she developed a deep bond. After Jeanne’s unsuccessful attempt to adopt Regina due to a racially motivated ruling, their bond is forced apart. Twenty-five years later, Jeanne is finally able to adopt Regina in the same courthouse that denied them previously. Charismatic Regina Louise is an author, child advocate and motivational speaker. She successfully navigated through more than 30 foster home placements and psychiatric facilities as a ward of the California Juvenile Court system. She was abandoned by her late father in the 70’s as he left to pursue his musical interests. Regina wrote about the experience in her book I Am Somebody’s Child: The Regina Louise Story, now a Lifetime movie premiering Easter weekend.

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